Welcome to Rocky Top Cabin at Monarch. Our little rustic and cozy cabin has all the modern conveniences. Located high up in Colorado's Rocky Mountains in the Historic Mining Town of Garfield Township, aka Monarch, it is a little get- a-way from the big city.
This year-round charming cabin/chalet is great for a couple, as a honeymoon cottage, or for a family with two small children. However, Rocky Top Cabin would be uncomfortable for 3-4 adults, and/or for anyone who has problems with steep stairs to the loft bedroom, or for those who have to get up at night for the bathroom located on the first floor.
Our cabin is pet free and smoke free inside and outside. Please bring slippers or thick socks as we are also shoe-free inside.
Once inside you are greeted into a small living room with cathedral ceiling, open dining area and a completely equipped kitchen and an updated bathroom. The Cabin has one bedroom with a queen bed in an enclosed upstairs loft, and in the living room there is a full sized Sofa Sleeper suitable for one or two young children. We also supply you with free Satellite TV, free long distance in the USA, and limited WiFi. There is also a washer and dryer for those who choose to stay longer than several days. The cabin is small at only 550 square feet.
In winter you are only 5 miles by car (5 to 10 minutes depending on road conditions)) to Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area, a hidden gem with 57+ runs, all natural powder snow skiing, snow boarding and views unparalleled atop the Continental Divide. Within several hundred yards of Rocky Top Cabin there's a Snowmobile Rental shop. Several miles away there's a sled dog outfitter in Monarch Park if you'd like to do the "mush-mush" on sleds pulled by dogs. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are possible pretty much from the front door of Rocky Top Cabin.
In the summer, have a cup of coffee as you sit on the deck, enjoy the views, the fresh mountain air and listen to the rush of the South Fork of the Arkansas River just across the street. In the evening play board games, read a book, listen to relaxing music, or watch TV.
You have mountains all around that can be explored and the San Isabel National Forest surrounds the little town of Monarch. So whether you like hiking, mountain biking, gold panning, skiing, sledding or checking out old ghost towns it is just out your door.
In nearby Salida you can enjoy many fine restaurants and shops, fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, swimming in the hot spring pools and miniature golf and much more.
Don't forget fall with the most beautiful colors you will ever see. It is breathtaking.
A couple of caveats: Garfield Township, aka Monarch, is located between two mountains. Hwy 50 also runs thru the mountains and yes, you will hear the noise from trucks and motorcycles.